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Joel 1:16

    Joel 1:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Is not the food cut off before our eyes, yea , joy and gladness from the house of our God?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Is not food cut off before our eyes? joy and delight from the house of our God?

    Webster's Revision

    Is not the food cut off before our eyes, yea , joy and gladness from the house of our God?

    World English Bible

    Isn't the food cut off before our eyes; joy and gladness from the house of our God?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

    Definitions for Joel 1:16

    Meat - Food.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Barnes' Notes on Joel 1:16

    Is not the meat cut off before our eyes? - The prophet exhibits the immediate judgment, as if it were already fullilled in act. He sets it in detail before their eyes. "When the fruits of the earth were now ripe, the grain now calling for the reaper, and the grapes fully ripe and desiring to be pressed out, they were taken away, when set before their eyes for them to enjoy." Yea, "joy and gladness from the house of our God." The joy in the abundance of the harvest was expressed in one universal thanksgiving to God, by fathers of families, sons, daughters, menservants, maidservants, with the priest and Levite. All this was to be cut off together. The courts of God's house were to be desolate and silent, or joy and gladness were to be turned into sorrow and wailing.

    : "So it befell those who rejected and insulted Christ. "The Bread of life Which came down from heaven and gave life to the world John 6:48, John 6:51, the grain of wheat, which fell into the ground and died, and brought forth much fruit" John 12:24, that spiritual "wine" which knoweth how to "gladden the heart of man," was already in a manner before their eyes. But when they ceased not to insult Him in unbelief, He, as it were, disappeared from their eyes, and they lost all spiritual sustenance. All share in all good is gone from them. "Joy and gladness" have also gone "from the House" which they had. For they are given up to desolation, and "abide without king or prince or sacrifice" Hosea 3:4. Again, the Lord said, "Man, shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which cometh forth out of the Mouth of God" Matthew 4:4. The word of God then is food. This hath been taken away from the Jews, for they understood not the writings of Moses, but "to this day the veil is upon their heart" 2 Corinthians 3:15. For they hate the oracles of Christ. All spiritual food is perished, not in itself but to "them." To them, it is as though it were not. But the Lord Himself imparts to these who believe in Him a right to all exuberance of joy in the good tilings from above. For it is written, "The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; but He thrusts away the desire of the wicked" Proverbs 10:3.

    Wesley's Notes on Joel 1:16

    1:16 Cut off - Devoured by locusts, or withered with drought.